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CAIR Condemns Islamophobic Remarks Targeting Wisconsin Muslim School Board Member, Calls for Resignation of Wisconsin County Supervisor for Racist Smear of Black Lives Matter

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/14/2020) –The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Islamophobic remarks made by a parent against a Muslim school board member during an Elmbrook School District School Board meeting in Wisconsin, and called for the resignation of a county supervisor who made racist comments regarding Black Lives Matter in Manitowoc County, Wisc.  

During a meeting to discuss how to reopen Elmbrook schools in the fall, a parent made targeted remarks towards Dr. Mushir Bin Hassan, a Muslim member the school board members. Elmbrook School Board apologized over the parent’s comments  

SEE: Parent Directs ‘Defamatory Speech’ Toward Muslim Member: EBSD  

https://patch.com/wisconsin/brookfield-wi/parent-directs-defamatory-speech-toward-muslim-member-ebsd

CAIR also called for the resignation of a Manitowoc County Supervisor who made racist comments regarding Black Lives Matter. County Supervisor Don Zimmer’s said, “Let me reiterate. Black Lives Matters is a notorious criminal, Marxist organization.”  

SEE: Manitowoc Co. supervisor faces no action after ‘racist comments’  

https://fox11online.com/news/local/manitowoc-co-supervisor-faces-no-action-after-racist-comments

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:    

“These types of incidents indicate how Islamophobic, anti-Black and white supremacist rhetoric is increasingly common under a president who himself promotes such bigoted views. We must all stand against bigotry and in support of a diverse community.”   

He said Washington-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.   

SEE: CAIR Condemns Series of Racist Incidents in Indiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia    

CAIR Condemns Series of Racist Incidents in Indiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia    

CAIR Condemns Racist Flyers in Iowa, Welcomes Hate Crime Charge for KKK Vandalism    

CAIR Condemns Racist Flyers in Iowa, Welcomes Hate Crime Charge for KKK Vandalism       

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner      

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-JqzmtVqORc

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.       

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.       

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com 

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